Evolve Scientia: Life without The greens

Welcome to another evolve scientia release. I felt the dire need to
share my views on this amazing topic "Life without the greens".

Some days ago, while preparing for my laboratory work I noticed a
scale fell of my eyes as I observed the vegetation surrounding the
laboratory. Then I thought "Can I live without The greens??". I began
the quest and
these are my findings.

The greens are the plant cover of our Planet earth. Why are they useful?

They are basic food staples, land animals, fishes and man feed on
plants. Plants are used as state and national emblems as well,
including state flowers and state trees. Trees from ancient times are
famous and are revered. Plants hold world records as well. Often,
plants prominently figure in literature, religion and mythology

Some plants are useful in medicine in making drugs, concoctions and
anaesthetics for surgical operations.

Plants also provide animals with shelter, produce clothing material,
medicines, paper products, reduce noise levels and wind speed, reduce
water runoff and soil erosion. Coal is also produced from plant
materials that
were once alive.

Cash crops produce income for farmers. Peanut oil comes from peanuts,
corn oil comes from corn and olive oil comes from olive. Cash crops
also include
typical products of agriculture like rice, rye, wheat and corn. Cocoa
plants give us chocolate, coffee plants produce coffee and vanilla
plants produce vanilla flavoring.

Many beverages and drinks like tea and cola come from plants. Other
cash crops include cotton, vegetables, fruit, lumber and rubber from
trees. For an overall ecology, plants are also important. The roots
prevent soil erosion
and when plants undergo photosynthesis, they use up carbon dioxide and
give off oxygen, there by maintaining the oxygen cycle.

Emmanuel Araromi,
Biochemistry Department, Obafemi Awolowo University.

1 comment:

  1. Oi lá companheiros , sua fantástico pedaço de escrita
    relativa tutoria e completamente definido,
    mantê-lo o tempo todo.


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